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Condemn the Fake Encounter Killing of 12 Adivasi Villagers in Gangalloor, Chhattisgarh

Local villagers and activists alleged that the 12 persons killed by security forces in Chhattisgarh were villagers from the nearby Pedia village who were out to gather tendu leaves.   Groundxero | May 13, 2024   On 11th May 2024, twelve Adivasi people in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, were killed in an encounter by the paramilitary forces of […]

‘ARGENTINA STOPPED’: Unions Hold Second General Strike Over Milei Austerity

“It is a day of resistance and demand,” said trade groups that organized the action “in defense of democracy, labor rights, and the living wage.”   By JESSICA CORBETT May 10, 2024   Argentina’s primary trade union federation on Thursday held another nationwide general strike, the second called since President Javier Milei, a far-right economist, took office in December […]

What students protesting Israel’s Gaza siege want — and how their demands on divestment fit into the BDS movement

A wave of protests expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people is spreading across college and university campuses in U.S. and beyond. What students protesting Israel’s Gaza siege want — and how their demands on divestment fit into the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement?   By Mira Sucharov, Carleton University   A wave of protests expressing […]

Columbia Students Occupy Historic Campus Building, Renaming It After Child Killed by IDF

“Students and community members are risking suspension and arrest to end the true state of emergency on campus, Columbia’s complicity in the genocide in Gaza.”   Jake Johnson Apr 30, 2024   Pro-Palestinian student protesters at Columbia University early Tuesday occupied a campus building with a long history of anti-war and anti-apartheid demonstrations, storming the hall and […]

Indigenous Brazilians Mobilize for Land Demarcation, Tribal Rights

Participants in the 20th Free Land Camp demanded that leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva deliver on his promises to Indigenous people.   BRETT WILKINS Apr 26, 2024   Thousands of people rallied this week in Brasília for the 20th annual Free Land Camp—the largest gathering of Indigenous people in Brazil—where participants demanded […]

Led by US, Global Military Spending Surged to Record $2.4 Trillion Last Year

The top five biggest military spenders last year—the U.S., China, Russia, India, and Saudi Arabia—accounted for 61% of global military outlays.   JAKE JOHNSON Apr 22, 2024   New research published Monday shows that global military spending increased in 2023 for the ninth consecutive year, surging to $2.4 trillion as Russia’s assault on Ukraine and Israel’s war […]

Appeal for pan-Indian solidarity with the Pashmina March in Ladakh

The next phase of the ongoing struggle in Ladakh, spearheaded by the People’s Movement for the 6th Schedule’ has begun with women who sat on hunger strike, this past week. The  ‘Pashmina March’ has been announced from the 7th of April. On that day thousands will march towards the Changthang area along the China border.   […]

There Are More Billionaires Than Ever Before: Forbes List 2024

“It is utterly unconscionable that at a time where masses of the world’s population are living in dire poverty, a few individuals are allowed to amass staggering wealth,” said an activist responding to the list.   Groundxero | April 2, 2024   There are more billionaires than ever before. The world has 2,781 people with fortunes exceeding […]

Solidarity to Ladakh’s Demands for Constitutional Safeguards

Sonam Wangchuk’s protest hunger strike began on 6 March after talks between the Ladakhi leadership and the Union government on March 4 about the demands failed with the government rejecting the demands for Ladakh statehood and autonomy.   Groundxero | March 24, 2024   Sonam Wangchuk, renowned climate activist and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, and many […]

হিন্দু-মুসলিম নয়, সন্দেশখালির লড়াই জমির : তথ্যানুসন্ধানী দলের পর্যবেক্ষণ 

নিঃসন্দেহে সন্দেশখালিতে মহিলাদের উপর যৌন নির্যাতন হয়েছে। কিন্তু বিষয়টি কেবলই সেখানে সীমাবদ্ধ হয়ে গেছে মূলস্রোত মিডিয়ার ক্রমাগত এই একটিমাত্র বিষয়ে রিপোর্ট করার কারণে। সন্দেশখালির মহিলারা তথ্যানুসন্ধানী দলের কাছে এই বক্তব্যও জানিয়েছেন যে, সংবাদমাধ্যমে শুধুমাত্র যৌন নির্যাতন হয়েছে কি না এই ব্যাপারেই আলোচনার মনোযোগ ঘুরিয়ে দিতে চাওয়ায় তাঁরা অপমানিত বোধ করেছেন। সন্দেশখালিতে ‘খবর’ করতে আসা সাংবাদিকরা ও […]

Russia Says 133 Killed in Fiery Attack on Concert Hall Near Moscow

While the attack comes over two years into Russia’s war on Ukraine, an adviser for the Ukrainian president said the neighboring nation “certainly has nothing to do with the shooting/explosions in the Crocus City Hall.”   By COMMON DREAMS STAFF Mar 22, 2024   UPDATE: Russia’s Investigative Committee announced Saturday that the death toll has increased […]

পূর্ণ বনাধিকার আইন, গ্রামসভার শাসন চায় বাংলার জনজাতি ও আদিবাসীরা

গত বুধবার বিকেলে প্রধানমন্ত্রী যখন লোকসভা নির্বাচনে সারা রাজ্যে “সন্দেশখালি ঝড়” উঠবে বলে রাজনৈতিক পূর্বাভাস দিয়ে গেলেন, তখন কলকাতার ‘গোকুলে’ বেড়ে উঠল আর এক শপথ — গ্রামসভার শত্রু যারা লোকসভা থেকে তাদের তাড়াও। রাজ্যের বনাঞ্চলের নির্বাচনী আকাশের ঈশান কোণে এক বিদ্যুৎগর্ভ মেঘের উদয়ের সেই খবর প্রধানমন্ত্রীর কাছে কি পৌঁছল? লিখলেন দেবাশিস আইচ।   নাম না করেই, বিজেপিকে […]